Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Parasitology and Microbiology Research

Edited by Gilberto Antonio Bastidas Pacheco

University of Carabobo, Venezuela


The study of both unicellular and multicellular living beings and the diseases they produce from a biological point of view requires constant review of their relationship with their host and environment, given their indisputable sanitary importance. In this sense, in parasitology and microbiology, updated and concise information on life cycle, taxonomic classification, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiological behavior, and control measures is of vital importance. This is what we pursue with this book. The approach to parasitology and microbiology and the research that is carried out on it is unquestionable because the associations between life forms have been present from the very beginning of life.Research in parasitology and microbiology is necessary and indispensable for controlling diseases that affect much of the world with serious economic and social consequences. The challenge is to promote research to keep these diseases at bay. This book shows what has been done up to now and what can be done in the future to combat infectious diseases.

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Parasitology and Microbiology ResearchEdited by Gilberto Antonio Bastidas Pacheco

Published: June 17th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.82990

ISBN: 978-1-78985-902-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-901-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-737-5

Copyright year: 2020

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12756 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

31 Dimensions Citations


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1. Role of the Cytoskeletal Actomyosin Complex in the Motility of Cyanobacteria and Fungal Spores

By Elena Sánchez-Elordi, Eva María Díaz, Carlos Vicente and María Estrella Legaz


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2. Hemorheological Evaluation and Cytokine Production in Dogs Naturally Infected with Anaplasmataceae

By Saulo Pereira Cardoso, Giane Regina Paludo, José Nivaldo da Silva, Adenilda Honório-França and Eduardo Luzia França


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3. Malarial Inflammation-Driven Pathophysiology and Its Attenuation by Triterpene Phytotherapeutics

By Greanious Alfred Mavondo, Blessing Nkazimulo Mkhwanazi, Mayibongwe Louis Mzingwane, Rachael Dangarembizi, Blessing Zambuko, Obadiah Moyo, Patience Musiwaro, Francis Farai Chikuse, Colline Rakabopa, Tariroyashe Mpofu and Joy Mavondo


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4. Clinical and Immuno-Pathology Aspects of Canine Demodicosis

By Valéria Régia F. Sousa, Naiani D. Gasparetto and Arleana B.P.F. Almeida


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5. Protein-Protein Interactions in Malaria: Emerging Arena for Future Chemotherapeutics

By Rahul Pasupureddy, Sriram Seshadri, Rajnikant Dixit and Kailash C. Pandey


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6. Relationship of Parasitic Index and Cytokine Profile in Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis

By José Nivaldo da Silva, Valéria Régia Franco Sousa, Arleana do Bom Parto Ferreira de Almeida, Adenilda Cristina Honorio-França and Eduardo Luzía França


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7. Toxoplasma Immunomodulation Related to Neuropsychiatric Diseases

By Mammari Nour and Halabi Mohamad Adnan


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8. Sexual Processes in Microbial Eukaryotes

By Harris Bernstein and Carol Bernstein


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9. An Insight into the Changing Scenario of Gut Microbiome during Type 2 Diabetes

By Alpana Mukhuty, Chandrani Fouzder, Snehasis Das and Dipanjan Chattopadhyay


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10. Gut Microbiome: A New Organ System in Body

By Haseeb Anwar, Shahzad Irfan, Ghulam Hussain, Muhammad Naeem Faisal, Humaira Muzaffar, Imtiaz Mustafa, Imran Mukhtar, Saima Malik and Muhammad Irfan Ullah


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11. Microscale Mechanics of Plug-and-Play In Vitro Cytoskeleton Networks

By Shea N. Ricketts, Bekele Gurmessa and Rae M. Robertson-Anderson


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12. The Mitosis of Entamoeba histolytica Trophozoites

By Eduardo Gómez-Conde, Miguel Ángel Vargas Mejía, María Alicia Díaz y Orea, Luis David Gómez-Cortes and Tayde Guerrero-González


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13. Challenges for the Control of Poultry Red Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae)

By José Francisco Lima-Barbero, Margarita Villar, Ursula Höfle and José de la Fuente


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14. Bronchopulmonary Lophomoniasis, Infection by Endocommensal Protozoa of Intradomiciliary Cockroaches: Presentation of a Case in an Immunocompromised Patient from Querétaro, Mexico

By Maria Elena Villagrán-Herrera, Ricardo Francisco Mercado-Curiel, José Trinidad López-Vázquez, Maria del Carmen Aburto-Fernández, Nicolás Camacho-Calderón, Javier Ávila-Morales and José Antonio De Diego-Cabrera


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15. House Dust Mites: Ecology, Biology, Prevalence, Epidemiology and Elimination

By Muhammad Sarwar


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16. Leishmaniasis

By Salwa S. Sheikh, Amaar A. Amir, Baraa A. Amir and Abdulrazack A. Amir


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17. A New Outlook in Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in India

By Susanta Kumar Ghosh and Pradeep Kumar Srivastava


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18. State of the Art and Future Directions of Cryptosporidium spp.

By Helena Lúcia Carneiro Santos, Karina Mastropasqua Rebello and Teresa Cristina Bergamo Bomfim


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